Summary: Waste has become a commonly experienced thing in our world, and mostly in the Christendom. Thousands of brothers and sisters are undergoing waste in one way or the other.
Bible Reading: Luke 15:11-32
I would like to start this message by asking you a question: Are You Experiencing Waste in Your Life? I believe that your answer is YES! Because one way or the other, you will be experiencing waste.
Waste has become a commonly experienced thing in our world, and mostly in the Christendom. Thousands of brothers and sisters are undergoing waste in one way or the other.
Your Waste can be in marriage. Many destinies had been wasted. Several opportunities had been wasted; thousands of ideas that could have being a profit had been a waste. Uncountable youths had waste their God given time using it in immoralities, fornication and adultery. At the same time, many billionaire of tomorrow have wasted their business.
The greatest waste that can happen to man is the waste you cause by yourself. I meant the waste that you created room for. You allow the waste to establish and exist in your life, marriage, business, academic, finances, ministry, etc. Is either you invite the waste or you make way for it to occur in any aspect of your life.
For instance, a young brother in the Gospel according to Saint Luke, chapter fifteen verses eleven to thirty, caused waste for himself. The Bible says: â€œThe younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered (waste) his wealth in wild living. After he had spent (waste) everything, there was a several famine in that whole country and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anythingâ€ Luke 15:13-16
THE WRONG AMBITION AT THE RIGHT TIME
Right Request for Wrong Ambition: The boy requested for his own right, possessions, wealth, destiny, and properties that belonged to him, and his father gave him (Luke 13:12). His father is a faithful father who gives what his children asked for. Remember, my God, your God is a faithful Father who owns everything and gives to His children mostly when you ask for it (Matthew 7:7-8)
1. Seeking for Green Pasture in a Wrong Place: The young boy got together ALL that had been given to him from his father and took it to far away country to use it as he likes (Luke 15:12, 13). His father allowed the boy to use his properties as he likes at any where. So also our God gives room for everyone to make a choice on what you will do with what HE has given you. It is left for you and I to make a right choice and make use the resources HE has given to us rightly and faithfully. (Deuteronomy 30: 15-19; Joshua 24:15-18). But remember that God have given us Holy Bible for us to know and where we should use the resources HE gives us. You are the one to search for it, discover it, and follow it perfectly.
2. Famine after Wasted Possessions: The Bible makes it clear that, the boy started to be in need after he had wasted all his properties (Luke 15:14). Many famines we are experiencing today are the results of our waste. Many couples are in debt today because they have wasted their resources. Thousands of brother and sisters could not get the right spouse because they have wasted their divine husband through fornication, adultery, fighting, abortion, etc. They have sold their body to enemies, and got disappointment in return. Samson of the Bible wasted his destiny and divine wife because of the fornication business he practiced (Judges 14:1-3; 16:1, 4-22).
Scarcity that you are experiencing today is a result of your waste yesterday. The anointing you find difficult to get today is a result of wasting the one that was given to you in the years back. You are now going from one mountain to another; from one Prophet to another in order to get pregnant but you have forgotten the abortion you did before. The job you get some times ago got lost because of your unfaithfulness, greediness, selfishness and pride. Let me tell you this, you cannot be free from the waste you find yourself until you openly confess all your evil deeds that cause all these wastes in your marriage, business, finances, job, ministry and life as whole.
3. He hired himself to the citizen of strange country (Luke 15:15). What a terrible situation he commits himself to! He hired himself to be a slave in the hands of the enemies. He personally handover himself unto the strange man to control and rule over him. At the end, the owner now became a borrower.